LandEscaping: Taking Refuge in the City on a Rooftop Garden Oasis

February 23, 2014

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style-in-sky-rooftop-garden-oasis-Norman-McGrathPhoto by Norman McGrath from Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, Denise LeFrak Calicchio

The serenade of the city is hard to ignore, not to mention how it can affect our stress levels. With people bustling, Read More…

Medicinal Plants Climb Walls of Paris Pharmacy

February 20, 2014

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MaPharmacie is a Paris pharmacy of a greener kind. On the exterior, the standard green flashing cross which represents French pharmacies, belies what’s inside. Tinctures and capsules appear to float on living walls of medicinal plants, all reflected in mirrors Read More…

Rendezvous in Green: Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden

February 19, 2014

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Add this botanical tiled vertical garden space to the list of wonderful places to sneak off to for an afternoon rendezvous. I think a comfy mattress on the interior platform would be just the place for a nap en plein Read More…

Grow With the Glow: Mush-Lume Compostable Lamp Shade Grown From Mushrooms

February 18, 2014

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There is a creative fungus among us. Danielle Trofe, the creative mind behind LiveScreen, the indoor hydroponic vertical garden, just let me know about her newest creation: Mush-Lume, a compostable lamp shade grown from mushrooms–not manufactured, but grown of a home-compostable Read More…

Grow and Glow: Hydroponic Planter Doubles as Fashionable Light Fixture

February 15, 2014

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Here is an instance where size doesn’t matter. The size of your dwelling that is. Hanging from the ceiling, Spice-Versa grows herbs upside-down, growing and glowing as both a hydroponic planter and lamp. If you’ve got room for a light Read More…

Going With the Flow: Stylish Designer Tabletop Hydroponic Planter

February 14, 2014

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For space deprived design lovers who yearn to grow some of their own food, this contemporary designer tabletop hydroponic planter fits the bill. 

Challenged with reinterpreting an existing DIY planter project, design student Blake Burell created Hydropod, a sleek countertop … Read More…

5 Totally Awesome Styish Modern Birdhouses

February 13, 2014

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Nothing says a fine feathered nest can’t be a stylish one–even if the birds don’t notice, we do. I’ve found five whitty modern birdhouses that will make any avian friend feel at home in style.

1. Birdhouse S.P.H.E.R.E. (Screech Owl Read More…

Sleek Angle On a Community Garden Shed

February 7, 2014

Woodlands Community Garden Shed designed by UBC architecture students in Vancouver

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “garden shed,” I don’t immediately picture a gorgeous, sleek and impossibly well-designed structure.

So I thought it was pretty great that for the Woodlands Community Garden Club in Vancouver, … Read More…

Design Journey: 10 Fab Pinterest Indoor and Outdoor Garden Finds

February 3, 2014

green wall italyBy Logica:architettura, found on the Pinterest board of Justin DiPiero Interior Designer, SCAD alumnus

I took a virtual design tour of visual discovery to see what Pinterest indoor and outdoor garden finds offered unique ideas and inspiration. Join me Read More…

Coolspottings: 10 Indoor-Outdoor Home and Garden Pieces With Sense of Humor

January 31, 2014

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Italian designer and artist, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, echos my feelings exactly when he says (my translation), ”I never give up irony; irony is a serious matter. If a good idea is also fun, I cannot resist bringing it to life.”

I agree. … Read More…

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